Supreme Court upholds government power to detain
The US Supreme Court is hearing two cases that could impact thousands of unauthorized immigrants currently detained in the US.
The plaintiffs in the two cases are arguing that immigrants held in detention for longer than six months are entitled to a bond hearing in which a judge would determine whether they should still be detained.
The Justice Department disagrees,.
Arguing that the immigration statute in question does not entitle immigrants to a hearing and that the lower courts do not have authority to grant class-wide relief.
The outcome of these hearings could have major implications for how future immigration claims will be litigated.